Apostolic Episcopal Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Episcopal Church

split into  Apostolic Episcopal Church (1925)

 

The Apostolic Episcopal Church is an Old Catholic body founded in 1925 by Arthur Wolfort Brooks, formerly a minister in the Episcopal Church. It shares leadership with the Holy Celtic Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1935 23 19 7,892
1937 - 19 7,981
1939 - 12 6,389
1942 - 11 6,389
1947 - 46 7,086
1997 300 250 14,000
1999 238 225 12,000
2000 316 300 14,000
2001 315 250 14,000
2002 320 250 18,000
2004 320 250 18,000
2005 255 200 12,000
2006 255 200 12,000

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]